Homemade Masala Chai (Spiced Indian Tea)

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Make your own chai tea with this homemade blend of masala chai spices.  Simple, quick, and tastes wonderful hot or iced.  Easy to follow instructions.

Masala Chai Recipe with Cardamom, cloves, black pepper, and cinnamon

Homemade Masala Chai Recipe

Tea has become one of my daily habits.  I now understand why the British turn to tea every afternoon; it’s soothing, uplifting, and truly pleasurable.

I’ve been enjoying quite a few different tea blends this year, from four different varieties of green tea all the way to my leftover holiday rooibos (red) tea.  Each tea has its own wholesome benefits, but one favorite has emerged, and it’s definitely masala chai.  Masala means “spiced” and chai means “tea,” so put them together and you have “spiced tea.”

Masala Chai Recipe Spices, Cinnamon, Star Anise, Cardamom, Cloves, Black Pepper

Some people get worked up when you call it “chai tea,” because that’s like saying “tea tea,” but I can’t get too worked up over that.  I’m too relaxed from drinking tea, because that’s one of my health goals for the year: to destress by enjoying tea on a daily basis.

If you’d like to get in on this lovely pastime with some masala chai of your own, simply follow this masala chai recipe!  And since masala chai is sweetened, I’ve picked up some Truvía Natural Sweetener Spoonable as a sugar substitute to make my masala chai sweet.  You can find it in the sweetener section of the baking aisle at Walmart.

Truvia at Walmart on baking aisle

I love using Truvía Natural Sweetener Spoonable because you can scoop it up with a spoon.  That makes it easy to add to tea or other beverages.  Plus, it has a great taste and zero calories.  Having a sweetener option like Truvía Natural Sweetener Spoonable makes it easy to balance my food and beverage choices to align with my health goals, plus it makes sweetening hot tea a snap!  You can request a free sample of Truvia to try it for yourself.

Masala Chai Recipe Mug, Spices, Truvia Sweetener

Tips For Making Masala Chai at Home

  • There are as many formulas for masala chai as there are stars in the sky.  From fennel to star anise, the list of herbs and spices is endless.  The best recipe is your masala chai recipe.  Throw in what you like!
  • I use whole milk because that’s what I always have in the fridge, but feel free to use 2%, 1%, or skim if you prefer.  Any one will work equally well.
  • For an authentic tea, you’ll want to hunt down some Assam tea, but if you can’t find it, regular black tea will work.  Better to have chai made with regular black tea than no chai at all!

Masala Chai Recipe Ingredients

Make your own chai tea with this homemade blend of masala chai spices. Simple, quick, and tastes wonderful hot or iced. Easy to follow instructions.
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Homemade Masala Chai (Spiced Indian Tea)

Make your own chai tea with this homemade blend of masala chai spices. Simple, quick, and tastes wonderful hot or iced. Easy to follow instructions.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 8 green cardamom pods cracked open
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 2 slices fresh ginger
  • 2 pieces star anise two whole star shapes
  • 2 teabags black tea or two servings of loose black tea
  • Milk to taste
  • Sweetener such as Truvia Spoonable, to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a pot. Add the spices and the ginger and remove from heat. Let steep with the lid on for 10 minutes.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil again and add the tea. Remove from heat, put the lid on, and steep for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea.
  3. Add about two tablespoons or so of milk to each of two mugs. Strain the tea and pour it equally between the two mugs. Add sweetener to taste and serve hot.

Check out other great Truvía recipes here!

Masala Chai Recipe Truvia Sweetener

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